Robot Love: It’s all about the Sensors

Tomorrow’s home care robots are more likely to adopt a human-like appearance rather than Paro’s Pinnipedian form factor. Even the first-generation products include rudimentary attempts to offer emotional comfort. The head of the Kompaï robot from Robosoft features a “face,” for example, while the Giraff robot from Sweden’s Giraff Technologies AB displays a screen image…

Celestica Honors Sisense

New York, N.Y. — Sisense today announced it has been recognized as an honoree in the 2014 Total Cost of Ownership (TCOO™) Supplier Award program from Celestica, a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions. Celestica’s awards program recognizes suppliers that support Celestica’s TCOO™ strategy and demonstrate excellence in quality, delivery, technology, service,…

Global Chip Sales Point to Shift in Supply Chain Balance

In the midst of the stock market tumbling in China and general, global economic malaise, there is still much to be said for sustainable growth trends across the semiconductor and electronics industry, from foundries to end-devices. However, along with this positive macro-trend for the industry is a disruptive shift that heralds a change in the…

Xilinx Joins the Industrial Internet Consortium

San Jose, Calif. — Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) announced today that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) to collaborate and drive common architectures and frameworks within the Industrial IoT (IIoT).  Xilinx’s All Programmable, standards-based solutions combine software programmability, real-time processing, hardware optimization, and any-to-any connectivity with security and safety required by IIoT systems.  The…

Energy Harvesting Device Market Set for Growth

Dallas, Tex. — RnRMarketResearch.com adds Global Energy Harvesting Devices Market 2015-2019 research report that covers products, applications and technology market segments while discussing wireless sensor nodes, wrist watches and solar-plated mobile phones as some of the energy harvesting devices. Complete report on energy harvesting devices market spread across 107 pages, talking about 6 major companies…

RS Increases Alpha Wire Stock

Beijing – In total, RS supports over 3,000 product lines from leading global cable manufacturer Alpha Wire. Among Alpha Wire distributors, RS holds the widest product range and has now established an intelligent pro-active program to maximise support for all the best-selling Alpha Wire lines and ensure the most competitive prices. “At RS we pride…

Mouser Expands into China with Omron

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is pleased to announce an expansion agreement with Omron Electronic Components to deliver Omron products to its customers in China. Omron is a leading supplier of electronic components, including switches, relays, connectors, optoelectronics, and sensors that are used in consumer electronics, computer peripherals, office automation products and telecom applications. Mouser’s newly expanded distribution agreement with Omron…

Tsinghua-Micron: A Fake $23B Deal to Test U.S. Regulators?

Micron Technology Inc. may be an attractive acquisition target but it should not be on the acquisition menu of China’s Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. as reported earlier this week by many news outlets. In fact, considering the likely regulatory opposition to the deal, it shouldn’t even be seriously considered by a Chinese company. This transaction doesn’t…